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Aug 10, 2017

Middletown Public Library Programs For Children, Tweens, And Teens

Mini-Maker Camp Monday (Ages 6-10) – Monday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. Create and explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to include hands-on activities. Students from Allied Health & Science will be leading the program.


Ocean Critters: How Kids Can Help Marine Animals of the Sea and Shore – Wednesday, August 9 at 3:00 p.m. Dove Environmental Education will present “How Kids Can Help Marine Animals of the Sea and Shore,” a program with discovery stations and activities with items from the sea and shore, kids songs, real life stories, guessing games, some animal costumes, and more. Participants will learn about mysteries found on the sandy beach, in the deep sea, and about ways to make a difference for marine animals. Diane and Mike Dove are the presenters and the program is funded by Clean Communities.


Turtle Tales – Thursday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. Monmouth County Parks System will present “Turtle Tales!” Learn about the natural world through stories, live animals, rhymes, games, songs, and crafts.


Getting Buggy: What’s In Your Water Shed? – Friday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m. You may recognize the bugs that live on land, such as dragonflies, ladybugs, roly polies, and bees, but do you ever wonder what bugs live in the water? Join Alexis Bowman, the Monmouth County Watershed Ambassador, to find out what kinds of creatures live at the bottom of freshwater streams and rivers.


Maker Camp Monday (Ages 10-14) – Monday, August 21 at 3:00 p.m. Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art & math (STEAM) to include hands-on activities. Students from Allied Health & Science will be leading the program.


Pete the Cat “Rockin’ in Your School Shoes” – Wednesday, August 30 at 4:00 p.m. Got the first day jitters? Or the back-to school blues? We’ve got the cure! Come for another awesome Rockin’ Reader Story Time, and find out why Pete the Cat thinks school is oh so cool! We’ll also enjoy a craft, game, and raffle!


Teen and Tween Programming


TinkerCad 3D Design Workshop (Ages 11-15) – Every Tuesday through August 22 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to design your own 3D object using TinkerCad. By the end of the five-class workshop, you will have created your own design for the 3D printer. Submit your designs at the end of the last class, and the library will create your design using their 3D printer!


Teen Yoga (Grades 6-12) – Thursdays (except August 3) at 3:30 p.m. Build a better you and take free Teen Yoga Classes with certified instructor Alice Balzarini. Just bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Dress in comfortable clothes for yoga.


Habitat for Humanity (Ages 11-18) – Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. Learn about Habitat for Humanity and work together to make emergency preparedness baskets for families in need.


How to Compost with the Master Gardeners (Teens and Adults age 11 and up) – Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tom from the Rutgers Master Gardeners will teach you how to create your own compost bin at home. Reduce waste and feed your garden with rich compost soil!

DIY Up-cycled Crafts: Build a Better World (Grades 5-9) – Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. Make a variety of up-cycled crafts and items with the Teen Advisory Board, including up-cycled planters, journals, t-shirt totes, reusable produce bags, and bird feeders.


Teens’ Top Ten Reading Committee – Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. This program is for teen volunteers, ages 14+. Join the TTT Reading Committee. Each month, members will discuss a teen book they read, write a book review to add to the book review blog, and discuss which books (if any) they will choose to nominate for the Teens’ Top Ten Book Awards (a yearly award given nationally to the 10 best teen books of the year, which are nominated and voted for by teens).


Camp Half-Blood (Grades 4-12) – Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. Be assigned to a cabin and compete against one another to determine who is the strongest Olympian! There will be challenges, trivia, and activities to test your skills. Do you think you have what it takes? There will also be a raffle for the new Rick Riordan book, Camp Half-Blood Confidential.


Bullet Journal 101 (Ages 11 and up) – Friday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. Learn to start a bullet journal, a fun and creative way to get yourself organized. Get ready for the new school year with a journal that goes beyond the typical planner. Get organized and have fun doing it! (You may bring your own journal to use, otherwise you will be provided with one).


College Essay Workshop – Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. Participate in this 90-minute workshop with Professor Christine Zirngibl. Bring in your essay questions, or a draft if you have one, and Professor Zirngibl will teach you what college admissions boards are looking for and how to write a good essay.


All programs require registration unless noted otherwise. Register for events at or by phone at (732) 671-3700, ext. 340. The Middletown Public Library is located at 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown.